Woman’s Hour On Teenage Girls At Tavistock Clinic

Our thanks to Woman’s Hour today for broadcasting a thoughtful and informative item about the recent unprecedented spike in teenage girls presenting to the Tavistock gender clinic in London. We are very glad to see this subject covered, when usually we only hear an unquestioning positive account of “transgender kids” throughout the mainstream media. 1,398 […]

UK: Treatment Dilemmas in Puberty Suppression Seminar

We attended a seminar at Cambridge University entitled ‘Gender Non-Conforming Children: Treatment Dilemmas In Puberty Suppression’ presented by Bernadette Wren, Head of Psychology, Gender Identity Development Service, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. This post attempts to sum up her presentation, with our comments added under each section. There is much more to say, so we […]

New Site From Youth Trans Critical Professionals

We are very happy to announce that a new website has just been published by a group of professionals critical of the ‘transgendering’ of children and young people. This is the first website to be written by clinical professionals who are skeptical of the current diagnostic and treatment practices for “trans kids.” We will let […]

Conversion Therapy For Transgender People

Transgender Trend has sent copies of the letter below to UKCP and all professional organisations who are signatories to the UKCP Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy (listed at this link) as well as Pink News and Stonewall. To find out what this is about please read the letter below, and please do write your own letter […]

UK: Evidence From Medical Organisations

We had a look through all the written evidence submitted by medical organisations to the government transgender inquiry to see how the recommendations for the care and treatment of children and adolescents were reached by the inquiry. Here we’ve pulled out the most relevant quotes, with our synopsis at the end: Written evidence submitted by […]

UK News: 930% Rise In Child Gender Identity Referrals

Over the past six years there has been a 930% increase in the number of children referred to NHS gender clinics across the UK, including one three-year-old and three four-year-olds since April last year. The BBC report shows that the total number of 94 children referred in 2009-10 has increased to 969 in 2015-16. The […]

UK Gender Survey Sent Out To Schoolkids

  A government-backed “gender survey” was sent out to schoolchildren aged 13 upwards in Brighton last week, as part of research commissioned by Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner, and sponsored by the Department of Education. The research was begun at the Universities of Lancaster, Cardiff and Brighton. The survey was very quickly withdrawn, either because […]

UK Government Report on Transgender Equality

The new UK government report on transgender equality was announced on Thursday and the press release in the previous blog was sent out to over 20 journalists, including all national daily newspapers. The government must agree a new strategy, with full cross-party support, within 6 months. These are the new recommendations which most concern us: Consideration […]